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Whether you are searching for care and support for yourself or a loved one, these websites offer guidance, advice and practical help.

Department of HealthThe official website of the Department of Health providing information on latest policies, and development regarding all aspects of health and social care.www.doh.gov.uk
Care Quality CommissionThe CQC is the health and social care regulator for England. You can use this to find the most recent inspection reports for providers of healthcare.www.cqc.org.uk
Scottish Care InspectorateThe Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure they meet the right standards.careinspectorate.com
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)  NICE provides guidance on current best clinical practicewww.nice.org.uk
UK OnlineUK Online provides government information and servicesgov.uk
Government Carer InformationGovernment information specifically for carers.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide
Age UKAge UK has been helping older people across the UK for more than 60 years.ageuk.org.uk
Alzheimer's SocietyFor support, information, advice and local services for those looking after someone with dementia.alzheimers.org.uk
CareawareA public information and advisory service specialising in the issues relating to long term care.careawareias.co.uk
Care DirectionsThe internet's unique guide to care and the rights of older people. Register for a free, regular e-newsletter.bequests.co.uk/caredirections
Care InfoThe website for the long term care sector.careinfo.org
Centre for Policy on AgeingAn independent organisation promoting social policies that allow older people to achieve the full potential of their later years.cpa.org.uk
Action on Elder AbuseAction on Elder Abuse aims to prevent the abuse of older peoplewearehourglass.org
Guide to CareGuide to Care is a resource for carers of elderly people.guide2care.com
Carers UKOffers advice on benefits and services available to carers.carersuk.org
The Care Workers CharitySupports the basic welfare of current, former, and retired care workers by awarding hardship grants.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk
SOLLA
SOLLA helps people and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life. A well-qualified financial adviser who is also somebody who understands the plans you need to make for your retirement years.
societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk